Bangalore today is no less than a phenomenon. The city which used to be quiet and green, often referred as ‘the pensioner’s paradise’, is now the busiest, fastest and the most happening city in India - the hub of youth, IT and pubbing. The liberal culture and its cityscape dotted with gleaming, towering structures and mushrooming flyovers make the city only one of its kind.
Notwithstanding the traffic congestion and pollution, the ordinary tourist has a lot to do and see in Bangalore. Scattered over the city are magnificent palaces - the remnants of the old Vijayanagar Empire besides temples, parks and gardens. Bangalore is also the shopper’s paradise; with an active night-life and a wide-ranging cuisine to boast. Bangalore, which has gone for its original name- ‘Bengaaluru’, had its origins in the year 1537 when a Magadi Cheftain, Kempe Gowda, laid the foundation of the city here.
Bangalore international airport has regular flight services to cities like Calcutta, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai etc
The Bangalore bus terminus lies close to the railway station and has buses running to all major towns and cities
Bangalore has three railway stations, the most important of which is the Bangalore city station from where trains run to all